Guitar Teachers in Los Angeles

Welcome to Craft Music, a leading music education service based in Los Angeles, CA. We've grown into a well-loved boutique guitar school of considerable size, largely due to word-of-mouth referrals. We're known among families and adults who desire a learning experience that blends creativity, technical expertise, and a strong sense of community.

We offer in-home, in-studio, and online guitar lessons, delivered by our seasoned music instructors who also serve as active professional musicians.

Whether you're seeking experienced educators in jazz, classical music, or pop-rock singer-songwriters within Los Angeles, Craft Music can deliver. Our instructors teach children, young adults, and adults, collectively amassing thousands of hours of teaching experience.

Our lessons extend across areas from Pasadena to Santa Monica, and from Thousand Oaks to Long Beach. We are proud to present our extensive roster of highly qualified and experienced tutors capable of providing instruction on a variety of instruments for all skill levels.

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Furthermore, if you're interested in learning guitar or electric guitar while also exploring digital music production, we have you covered; our educators are active music producers.

Our team consists of musicians with a wealth of experience who regularly perform on stage, record albums, support top artists, and lead their own bands. But what truly distinguishes us is our instructors' passion for teaching - they are chosen based on their experience, abilities, and enthusiasm. For a decade, we've been successfully providing guitar lessons to children and adults alike."

Learn from LA's Premier Guitar Instructors

When you're looking for a music teacher, you want someone who's not only an expert in their field but who can inspire you to approach music as the best version of yourself. That's why we're so excited to introduce you to our guitar instructors!

We are proud to have some of the most talented and experienced guitar teachers in Los Angeles, like Ryan, Claire, Chloe, and Evan. They instruct music from Santa Monica to Pasadena and are real professionals. All have attended either the prestigious Berklee school. They teach, songwrite, produce, record, perform and tour either playing as solo artists or backing major label artists.

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Our first batch of students didn't know what to expect when they first started their guitar lessons with them. After a few lessons, they were completely blown away by their passion for music and commitment to ensuring students get the best possible experience at each lesson. Visit craft music review page to see, what our students say about us.

Our mission is to make learning how to play the guitar as fun and easy as possible, which means starting with teachers who are just as passionate about music as you are! We're here to show you how easy it can be for anyone to learn how to play the guitar.

The best part? You don't have to spend hours on YouTube trying to figure out what chord is next or how exactly strumming patterns work—we've got that covered! You'll get personalized instruction from an experienced teacher who will help guide you through what can often feel like a foreign language (especially if this is your first time playing).

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Why Do You Need a Guitar Teacher For Your Guitar Lessons?

If you want to become a great guitar player, you need a good teacher. You might be thinking that you can learn everything on your own and save money. While this is true in some cases, in others, it's not.

For example, if you're starting on the guitar, it's crucial that you avoid bad habits that could hurt your playing later on. A good teacher can help identify these bad habits and provide solutions that will help you improve your playing as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The truth is that plenty of resources exist for beginners who want to learn guitar—but not all of them are created equal. Some will leave you with bad habits that will make it harder for you to improve; others won't help you identify the critical practice path that will help you get better most quickly and efficiently. And even if they help you find your path, they might not give you access to music within your reach at any given moment—or worse yet, they might steer you toward songs that are too difficult for your skill level!

But what if there was someone who could guide you through this process? Someone who could ensure that all of your resources worked together in harmony? Someone who would help identify bad habits before they become entrenched in your playing style? And someone who can be there when you are stuck in your learning (yes, it happens to all of us), and you have a list of questions. Yes, a guitar teacher is vital for your musical success!

A good teacher can also help you choose music that suits your level—helping you set realistic goals for yourself to keep motivation high while practicing. This will also allow your guitar learning process to flow smoothly and evenly. Getting a guitar teacher is one of the best investments you can make as a musician.

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Styles Covered in Our Guitar Lessons

When you learn to play the guitar, it's important to learn different styles. You can choose which styles you want to learn, and our Los Angeles guitar teacher will help make sure you get the most out of your time with us.

We'll also teach you how to apply those techniques when playing your own style of music so you can sound both musical and authentic. We want you to feel confident about your playing - no matter in which style you are playing.

Our LA guitar teachers can teach you styles ranging from acoustic folk to rock and blues. We also teach country, jazz, and funk guitar lessons. We know everyone has their own favorite style of music, and that's why our private teachers offer guitar training in all of the most popular styles of guitar music. You can learn them all or just the ones that interest you most.

At Craft Music LA Guitar lessons, we can teach you the following styles of music:

  • Acoustic Folk Guitar
  • Electric & Rock Guitar
  • Classical & Fingerstyle Guitar
  • Blues Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Country Guitar
  • R&B and Funk Guitar

What Makes a Guitar Lesson?

When teaching student lessons, our guitar teachers focus on five main areas when designing a curriculum.

These areas are :

  1. Technical skills.
  2. Music theory.
  3. Ear training.
  4. Repertoire.
  5. Creative songwriting/composition (if applicable).

Technical skills: The mechanics of playing the guitar, including strumming and picking mechanics and style, scales, melodic lines, areas of playing, chords, reading tablature,

Music Theory: Music theory is the study of how music is designed. It is essential because it helps us understand the why and how of the balance of chords with melodies. Why do they sound good together? What comes next? What is the structure of music? For the creative player, this can lay out a roadmap for improvisation and compositional work.

Ear Training: Ear training develops your ability to hear note and chord relationships. This brings you closer to listening to music as a language with its inherent elements, relationships and patterns. It will help you hear chords, and melodies and be able to understand them and play them on sight. We use simple games and exercises to help develop this skill -- making sure that each lesson leaves you with something new.

Repertoire: Learning songs allows you to practice your skills in a fun way and also gives you something new to perform in front of an audience! Learn classics, songs of the day, your favorite tunes, and even your own compositions. This is the great pay-off for studying and committing to guitar!

Creative songwriting/composition: Learn the elements of songwriting with your teacher. Use them as a guide and a point of professional feedback when learning how to use what you’ve learned when writing and performing your own compositions; this covers songs with lyrics, or solo guitar pieces.

Guitar Teachers Near Me

Check out which area is near you, our music teachers are available in multiple locations, including Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood, Culver City, Burbank, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, and Pasadena, to provide top-notch lessons in all musical instruments.

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"I have a passion for private instruction, and appreciate the time I get to spend teaching guitar, music production, and recording. I learn a great deal from the incredible group of students I work with both in Los Angeles and online. I hold a Bachelors of Music in Studio Guitar with a minor in Music Recording from USC's Thornton School of Music, where I attended on full scholarship” - Ryan

James graduated from the Eastman school of music, and specializes in folk music from different cultures, and well as guitar and electronics.


Chloe is an expert songwriter and guitarist with a touring band. She teaches at a college and graduated from Berklee.


Ryan is a touring guitarist who backs up major artists worldwide. He is only available online.


Claire is multi-instrumentalist who is studying for a Masters at Cal Arts. She has decades of experience playing, touring and teaching.


We have expert teachers who teach in all styles of music; experts in Jazz, Classical, Pop, and more.

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